By Anita Brooks Kirkland
School Library Websites: The Bricks and Mortar of the Virtual Library Space
“The concepts of interactivity and collaboration fundamental to the notion of the physical library as a learning commons are particularly important in the virtual school library learning commons”. Read about some of the challenges, barriers, and ideas for developing a successful virtual school library learning commons that empowers student learning and must find representation in new school library standards.
Anita Brooks Kirkland is the Consultant, K-12 Libraries for the Waterloo Region District School Board. She was the 2005 president of the Ontario School Library Association (OSLA), and has served on OSLA Council for several years. Anita was a contributing writer to Together for Learning: School Libraries and the Emergence of the Learning Commons (OSLA 2010), and was the 2009 recipient of the Ontario Library Association’s Larry Moore Distinguished Service Award.